New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has appointed Shawn Williams as chief human resources officer. 

Williams assumes the role with immediate effect, replacing Gary Melampy, who retired after more than nine years with the company. 

Williams brings more than 20 years’ experience covering the technology sector, including chief administration officer roles at LeECO Holdings North America and Samsung Electronics America.

He assumes responsibility for developing and executing Scientific Games' global human resource (HR) strategy, including change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation, succession planning, and culture.

"Shawn brings over two decades of experience and proven success driving performance and results in global organizations in the technology sector, with a focus on HR, operations, corporate strategy and business transformation,” Scientific Games chief executive Kevin Sheehan said.

“Our shared passion for entrepreneurship and organizational development will serve us well as we continue to grow our business, hire and develop the best people, and drive a high-performance culture."

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co. Data) (NYSE:SGMS) closed in New York Wednesday up 1.18 per cent at $25.70 per share, 5.5 per cent off their 52-week high of $27.20 per share set on June 21st.

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